From independence, Singapore's urban planning policies and redevelopment strategies paid close attention to holistic economic, social and environmental outcomes. Almost all Singaporeans have a home. Most live in quality public housing, with parks and water bodies in the vicinity. Our heartlands are lively with community activities. Our people move around with ease and peace of mind.
The Singapore government has huge plans for the eastern part of the island in Changi Region to transform it into a vibrant “live-work-play-learn” ecosystem around the airport to become a - Business Gateway To The World.
Changi Region is set to be a vibrant and thriving economic hub, hosting industries that maximise synergies with Changi Airport. To keep pace with growing air travel and freight demands, Changi Airport is increasing its capacity and enhancing its offerings progressively with the completion of Terminal 1’s expansion and the upcoming opening of Jewel Changi Airport in mid-April 2019. Looking forward, the future Terminal 5, Changi East Industrial Zone and Changi East Urban District will provide additional capacity for Changi Airport’s future growth.
Changi Aviation Park: New aviation-related industries
The existing Changi Aviation Park will be expanded with the development of Changi East Industrial Zone, providing a home for new aviation-related sectors and businesses. The expansion of cargo facilities will allow Changi’s handling capabilities to increase to three million to 5.4 million tonnes a year when the project is completed to cater to new aviation-related sectors and businesses that rely on air connectivity to the world.
Changi City: Waterfront District
Possibly a waterfront district in the longer term, it offers exciting new recreational and tourism possibilities and seamless inter-modal “fly-ferry” linkages from Terminal 5. The new waterfront district will be linked to the Changi East Urban District, which may provide new offices, conference facilities, hotels and serviced apartments. Freight transport and aviation-related organisations may also conduct research and development in Changi Business Park, leveraging expertise from the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Changi City: Innovative lifestyle business district – SUTD & Changi Business Park
Leveraging on Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Changi Business Park (CBP), an innovative ecosystem with a live-in community would attract businesses and institutions involved with freight transportation/aviation-related research and development, including artificial intelligence and robotics technology.
Changi City: Innovative lifestyle business centre– Changi East Urban District
A fifth terminal for Changi Airport is in the pipeline, and will be the airport’s largest when completed, able to serve up to 50 million passengers annually. The airport’s expansion will also see a third runway added, allowing it to run on a three-runway system by the mid-2020s. Located at the doorstep of the future Terminal 5, there could be new offices, smart work centres, flexible conference rooms and halls, hotels and serviced apartments, set amidst lushly landscaped public spaces within the new Changi East Urban District.
Connectivity to Changi Region will be improved to support the growth of Changi Airport. The newly announced Cross Island Line Phase 1 will complement existing MRT lines and reduce travel time to Changi Region. We are also studying the extension of the Cross Island Line and the Thomson-East Coast Line to serve Changi Airport. There will be new road corridors and other road improvements. With the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at the doorstep of the future Terminal 5, there is potential for seamless “fly-ferry” linkages.
Changi Region is much more than just an employment node. It can have a diverse range of recreation and tourism attractions. From the rich, rustic heritage of Changi Point to the iconic lifestyle and entertainment options within Jewel Changi Airport, a wide range of unique leisure attractions will be connected by the Round Island Route and cycling network. In the longer-term, a waterfront district could be developed to offer exciting new recreational and tourism possibilities.